Cake was delicious and moist. I substituted coffee for the cup of water and it was great. Family members loved cake. I've made it twice and it is gone within an hour. I must admit the batter was thin just as you said but it made. I was afraid it wouldn't bake but boy when it was all said and done it was fantastic. This is my go to cake now. Thanks for sharing.
Whoa! I used this recipe for my first attempt at making chocolate cake from scratch, and, I kid you not, my results were as good or better than a professional bakery's?!?!?! My husband and I have gotten chocolate cake and cupcakes many times from lots of bakeries over the years, so to have something come out of my oven that I whipped up on a whim one afternoon is incredible.
As suggested by other reviewers, I used only 2/3 cup boiling water and mixed in 1 tsp of espresso powder for the coffee flavor. The batter was thinner than I'm used to seeing with boxed cake mixes but it baked up fantastic!
I made cupcakes and my total baking time was about 25 minutes -- however, I did overfill the liners so the 20 minute estimates from other reviewers might be closer to the mark when I next make these.
They tasted kind of bland when they first came out of the oven, even with icing smeared on it (I couldn't wait.) However, once they cooled for 2 hours or so and I piped straight all-butter buttercream they tasted better. Then once they had a chance to sit overnight in a container and the icing crusted up just a bit? OMG, PERFECTION. Richly chocolatey but not overwhelming, not too sweet so biting into it with icing doesn't make you feel instantly toothachey, and the density and crumb are just right.
Seriously just blown away how this recipe is professional, bakery quality. And not much harder than a box of cake mix, just requires a few more measuring cups and spoons. Total keeper!
I did add an extra 1/4 cup of cocoa but other than that I followed the directions. The end result was a luscious & chocolaty cake that paired perfectly with http://www.spectrumorganics.com/shared/recipe.php?rid=108 .
This was my first ever cake. It's delicioussssss. I think the best cake i've ever had with the right amount of moisture. I'm Miss Chef at home now :D
Made it three times in three days and the family still wants more. Awesome recipe . Thanks for sharing !
Moist, delicious, and simple! I used the dark chocolate like the recipe recommends and the family is in love! I'm going to try next time with seven minute icing!
OMG delicious!!!! I took some suggestions from other reviews. Normally I do it with butter but this time I decided to go for the veg oil. LOVE IT!!!
Completely upset with this recipe. I haven't even had a chance to taste it, but (despite using the recommended size!!!) my batter overflowed 10 minutes into the baking process.
How in the world was this not corrected on the original recipe?
Advice: forget the 2/3 full advice. If it is over halfway, it will go over!
Delicious burnt cake smell for days. Enjoy!
Tried this for my chocolate loving husband's birthday. BIG HIT. Easy to make. Will definitely make it again. The hints and notes from others helped. I did add instant coffee to the water for an added boost.